Justice Department accuses Chinese hackers of targeting US biotechs in a cybertheft campaign aimed at stealing Covid-19 R&D secrets
The US government has accused a pair of Chinese hackers with a wide-ranging plot to scoop up tech IP from a range of US companies — including allegations that they targeted a variety of biotech companies working on a vaccine, drugs and tests for Covid-19.
The grand jury indictment — reported by The New York Times — accuses Li Xiaoyu and Dong Jiazhi of coordinating some of their work with Chinese spy agencies while freelancing some schemes to shake down companies by threatening to splash their trade secrets across the Internet.
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